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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 10:12 AM
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His main teacher is emailing us everyday to let...

His main teacher is emailing us everyday to let us know how the day went.
The alternate behaviors he's supposed to use at school are things like "use your words" and "take 10 deep breaths to calm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 09:17 AM
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Yes, actually. It's one of the main reasons that...

Yes, actually. It's one of the main reasons that I do not want to approach this issue with punishment. I don't feel it will be effective and my experience is that it always makes it worse.

He...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 09:08 AM
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He's fairly well rested. He sleeps through the...

He's fairly well rested. He sleeps through the night.
We've also cut out all the extracurricular activities. So he's not taking any lessons at the moment. He just goes to school and then some days...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 07:21 AM
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Views: 559
Posted By marsupial-mom
How to stop my 5 yo hitting, kicking, etc.

It's an impulse/emotional control thing. He's what I'd call "emotionally reactive" and gets angry quickly. There's always a trigger (a kid said or did something etc). He gets quickly flooded with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By marsupial-mom
We moved when our son was 4. We went to the new...

We moved when our son was 4. We went to the new house every weekend for about two months and played in the nearby park or walked out dogs around the neighborhood. This way he got familiar with the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-15-2015, 07:04 AM
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Views: 262
Posted By marsupial-mom
The experts say listen to music you enjoy. There...

The experts say listen to music you enjoy. There is far more benefit to music in general than to specific music.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By marsupial-mom
When our cat died we just explained what happened...

When our cat died we just explained what happened and we had a ceremony to commemorate her life. We read the book Lifetimes.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By marsupial-mom
How to stop my 5 yo hitting, kicking, etc.

My 5 year old is acting up and getting into trouble at school and at my gym's daycare. He's hitting, kicking, throwing things, screaming, etc. So far he hasn't actually hurt anyone. He kind of pulls...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By marsupial-mom
UPDATE: It's only been a few weeks since I...

UPDATE:
It's only been a few weeks since I asked this but since then we've been having success with two sports: tennis and basketball.

Realizing that perfectionism was one of the barriers has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By marsupial-mom
UPDATE: After loving to wear dresses and nail...

UPDATE:
After loving to wear dresses and nail polish for years, my son has recently decided to stop. It's clear that the other kids and perhaps some adults have told him "only girls wear dresses" or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-31-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By marsupial-mom
OK so I think I've pinpointed one of the major...

OK so I think I've pinpointed one of the major issues: perfectionism.
My son gets very frustrated when he can't do something well, even on the first try. He will enjoy soccer so long as he's making...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By marsupial-mom
I also agree that it's OK for certain toys,...

I also agree that it's OK for certain toys, games, other items to be off limits to guests. We don't share all our adult toys, games, books, etc with our guests so why should we make our kids share...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By marsupial-mom
Yes, yes, yes. He was riding a bike at age 3...

Yes, yes, yes.
He was riding a bike at age 3 (no training wheels). He throws things all the time. He kicks balls or hits them with his baseball bat. He's very athletic.

I guess I made a mistake...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By marsupial-mom
These are sports themed classes I'm talking...

These are sports themed classes I'm talking about, like LEARNING to swim, not joining the swim team. And besides, swimming is NOT bad on the joints. Likewise, kids yoga classes are not going to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By marsupial-mom
The notion is ridiculous. I'm vegan and have...

The notion is ridiculous. I'm vegan and have great teeth. Talk to dentists and oral hygienists not regular doctors.
Forum: Parenting   01-28-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By marsupial-mom
Before we enter I explain why we're going to the...

Before we enter I explain why we're going to the toy store (gift for friend, reward for my kid, spending a gift card, etc) and I set a limit ("you can choose one toy" or "you can spend $10"). Then in...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By marsupial-mom
I would get it. Better safe than sorry.

I would get it. Better safe than sorry.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By marsupial-mom
Need Suggestions on Motivating 5-year-old to do Sports

My son is athletically gifted. People comment all the time on how coordinated he is and how he looks like a "born runner" or "natural athlete." He's not going to be some super-star but he definitely...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By marsupial-mom
My husband and I have very flexible schedules but...

My husband and I have very flexible schedules but we struggle to get work done or have date nights because we can't find quality childcare. As our son has gotten older we have many more options...
Forum: Family Safety   01-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By marsupial-mom
You might want to look at Plush Beds Natural...

You might want to look at Plush Beds Natural Bliss Wool-Free, All Natural Latex Mattress
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By marsupial-mom
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1491849/thumbs/o-BOYS-GI...

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1491849/thumbs/o-BOYS-GIRLS-TOYS-900.jpg?6
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By marsupial-mom
I too thought the thread was about the flu and...

I too thought the thread was about the flu and not about a stomach bug or digestive disease.

The most common cause is a food poisoning. Young children are more susceptible to food poisoning than...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By marsupial-mom
My son is 5 and still wets the bed so he wears a...

My son is 5 and still wets the bed so he wears a pull up at night. But not on road trips. I stop frequently to make sure we all stretch our legs and take potty breaks.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,839
Posted By marsupial-mom
I'm pro-vax and I'm offended by this statement....

I'm pro-vax and I'm offended by this statement. My number one issue regarding saving children's lives is this: car seats. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for young children and most car...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-18-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 12,839
Posted By marsupial-mom
That's actually not how statistics work. ...

That's actually not how statistics work.

It's not just how many people who came down with measles were vaxxed, unvaxxed or partially vaxxed. It also matters how many people in each group were...
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